Find a Mentoring Program

mentor and mentee skatingA mentor is a caring and responsible adult who takes time to be a friend to a young person. A mentor listens, supports, and guides a young person on a consistent basis over a specified period of time, usually at least one year. Mentors are volunteers in your community who know that young people can make a positive difference in the world if given the chance.

A mentor develops this relationship with a young person—whom we call a “mentee”— in order to help them be successful at home, at school, and in the com­mun­ity. By developing this positive relationship, a mentor can:

  • Help a young person define and achieve their own goals
  • Help a young person improve in school
  • Nurture a young person’s self-confidence and positive self-esteem
  • Listen to a young person and help them solve problems
  • Introduce the young person to new ideas, activities, and opportunities
Is a mentor like a parent/guardian?
Why does my child need a mentor?
Who serves as mentors?
What will mentoring accomplish for my child?
How do I know if a mentoring program is safe?
What if there is no mentoring program in my area?

Find a Local Mentoring Program

Looking for a mentor for a young person in your life? Search the Mentoring Connector database by entering your zip code to find a variety of programs in your community.

The Mentoring Connector is a volunteer recruitment tool for programs. If you are searching to find a mentor, we encourage you to use these results to contact the program outside of this system.

First Name*     Last Name*    
Zip Code*     Email Address*    
Type of Mentoring     Distance  
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Age of Youth Served     Youth Served